Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is not yet ruling out voting for Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMark Walker to stay in North Carolina Senate race Judge lays out schedule for Eastman to speed up records processing for Jan. 6 panel Michael Avenatti cross-examines Stormy Daniels in his own fraud trial MORE, but he said chances are low that he'll cast his ballot for the Republican presidential nominee.


"I'm not closer. I mean, there's too much water under the bridge," Kasich said on NBC's "Meet the Press" in an interview broadcast Sunday.

"It's very, very likely I will not."

The Ohio governor said it's too early to make a blanket statement on whether or not he'll vote for his party's nominee.

"I'll decide what I want to decide and then I'll let people know when I want to," he said. "I'm not going to be hurried into this."

Kasich did, however, rule out voting for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Armageddon elections to come Poll: Trump leads 2024 Republican field with DeSantis in distant second The politics of 'mind control' MORE.

"I'm not voting for Hillary. That's out of the question," he said.

When asked why he would rule out Clinton and not Trump, Kasich said "because I'm a Republican," adding that is "to some degree" due to party loyalty.

"Look, it is country first. And I am unlikely to cast that vote. The chances are minuscule," Kasich said about voting for Trump.

"What I'm disappointed with Hillary [is] she panders too much. And secondly, she's a top-down person. She believes in, you know, all this government, all this regulation. This is the 21st century. Drones, autonomous vehicles, Apple phones. I mean, this is a time for power to come from the bottom up, and I don't think she represents that."